Our Green Stories: Create A Buzz

As part of the Our Green Stories campaign by Museums Partnership Reading (The MERL & Reading Museum), students from Alfred Sutton Primary School and St John’s CE Primary School will create their own unique alder bees and make personal pledges to protect insects.

This ‘Create A Buzz’ project is part of national programme The Wild Escape and the collective installation will be displayed over Earth Day and throughout the summer, where you will have the opportunity to work with an artist to make and add a bee of your own.

‘Create A Buzz’ will

  • create a buzz about museum collections and how they offer a chance to gain insights into different insects.
  • produce a ‘Create A Buzz’ gallery installation, combining students’ and visitors’ individual bee sculptures and personal pledges.
  • seek to inspire a lifelong interest in the natural environment and conservation among our participants and visitors. It will encouraging people to care more for the natural heritage on their doorsteps and appreciate and understand insects and their relationship to humans, other creatures, and the environment.
School children enjoying a create a buzz activity in the MERL garden, with a member of staff wearing a large daffodil head dress
School children enjoying a ‘create a buzz’ activity in The MERL garden

Read about how it went in our Earth Day blog.

To find out more, please contact The MERL’s Learning and Engagement Manager.

The Wild Escape is made possible by lead support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Art Fund and a group of generous individuals and trusts.

The logo for Our Green Stories.
The Wild Escape bee logo alongside Art Fund and Arts Council England logos